WITNESS

Water and swimmer

This is my contribution to Mondays Finish the Story for this week. Every Monday a new picture prompt is given along with the first sentence to be used for the story. The story is to be written with only 100-150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt.The link to read all the other stories is as follows:

http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/mondays-finish-the-story-december-8th-2014/

WITNESS By P.S. Joshi

Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water.

The bright sun was almost blinding, but shielding her eyes with one hand, she spotted the the coastguard vessel in the distance. Now all she had to do was wait to be picked up.

The vessel reached her, and she spotted the ladder. Taking off her fins and snorkel and throwing them aside, she climbed on-board.

Agent Davidson of the FBI greeted her. “Glad you made it Sandra. I understand you’re willing to testify. Have you had any warnings?”

Sandra, now dripping and suddenly shaking from the strain, said, “Yes, I had a call last night from a man only identifying himself as a friend. He warned me to keep quiet about what I saw.”

Davidson studied her face carefully. “Do you now intend to tell us everything? We’ll relocate you using the Witness Protection program.”

One of the Coast Guard members handed her a towel.

“Thanks,” she whispered.